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'''James Victor "Vic" Chesnutt''' (November 12, 1964 – December 25, 2009) was an United States|American singer-songwriter from Athens, Georgia. His first album, little (album)|''Little'', was released in 1990,Khanna, Vish.[http://exclaim.ca/articles/multiarticlesub.aspx?csid1=115&csid2=4&fid1=27887 "Vic Chesnutt's Star Power"], ''Exclaim!'', October 2007. but his breakthrough to commercial success didn't come until 1996 with the release of ''Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation'', a charity record of alternative artists covering his songs. Chesnutt released 17 albums during his career, including two produced by Michael Stipe, and a 1996 release on Capitol Records, ''About to Choke''. His musical style has been described by Bryan Carroll of allmusic.com as a "skewed, refracted version of Americana (music)|Americana that is haunting, funny,...
Birth nameJames Victor Chesnutt
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Birth placeJacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|2009|12|25|1964|11|12}}
Death placeAthens, Georgia, U.S.
OriginAthens, Georgia, U.S.
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Years active1985–2009
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